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Spring Awakening
by BARBARA CAMPBELL
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Simple half-square triangle units were artfully arranged to make the blocks in this beautiful twin-size quilt.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Finished block size: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 15
Finished quilt size: 62" x 85"

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Spring Awakening

Sunday In the Park

Sunday In the Park
by DEBORAH MOSA
Quilted by Lucy A. Fazely & Michael L. Burns. Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Create your own work of art with gorgeous fabrics based on George Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte. Hang it on the wall or make it for a full-size bed!

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Finished block size: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 18 (12 Block A, 6 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 77¾" x 97"

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Sanctuary
by HELEN WEINMAN
Quilted by Cathy Franks. Fabric courtesy of Marcus Fabrics

Create a restful haven in a bedroom or sitting room with this twin-size flannel quilt!

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 35 (18 Nine-Patch, 17 Snowball)
Finished quilt size: 64" x 82"

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Sanctuary
Log Cabin Blues

Log Cabin Blues
by SUSAN McDERMOTT
Fabric courtesy of Windham Fabrics

Soft cream, dark blue, and deep brown reproduction prints were used in this little Log Cabin quilt. The traditional red center square represents home and hearth.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 7" x 7"
Number of blocks: 36
Finished quilt size: 42" x 42"

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Delft Tulips

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Quilted by Kay Kimball. Fabric courtesy of Windham Fabrics

The blue and white prints in this classic tulip block quilt look as vibrant as the Delft pottery motifs that were the inspiration for the fabric collection!

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 35
  (11 Block A, 8 Block B, 4 Block C, 8 Block D, 4 setting)
Finished quilt size: 64" x 82"

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Delft Tulips
Rambling Rosie

Rambling Rosie
by HELEN WEINMAN
Quilted by Cathy Franks. Fabric courtesy of Henry Glass & Co.

In the pink! Make this pretty twin-size quilt for a girl's bedroom or a guest room.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 18
Finished quilt size: 60" x 75"

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Asleep in Fairy Land

by elinor peace bailey
Quilted by Kit Morse of Always Quilting. Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

Do you believe in fairies? Bring them to life for a dear child with this appliquéd quilt, which uses a special fairy print fabric collection designed by renowned dollmaker elinor peace bailey.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 16
Finished quilt size: 38" x 38"

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Asleep in Fairy Land

Seaside Friends

Seaside Friends
by PINE TREE COUNTRY QUILTS
Fabric courtesy of Elizabeth's Studio

Vignettes of children playing by the sea were cut out and appliquéd onto this charming little baby quilt.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 4" x 10"
Number of blocks: 30 (15 Block A, 15 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 48" x 58"

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Simple Pleasures
by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Springtime soft! Use this lovely little quilt as a wall hanging or table topper to create an instant seasonal home decor accessory.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 15" x 15"
Number of blocks: 5
Finished quilt size: 60" x 60"

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Simple Pleasures

Magical Star

Magical Star
by DEBORAH MOSA, Pieced by Larisa Key, Quilted by Gail Federowicz.
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Create a quilt that will become an heirloom! This Bethlehem Star pattern is enhanced by appliqué blocks and a pieced border.

Skill level: Advanced
Finished center size: 68" x 68"
Finished quilt size: 82¾" x 82¾"


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Springtime Bouquet
by MICHELE CRAWFORD, Quilted by Kay Kimball
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

Garden fresh! Pretty pink and blue floral fabrics make this lap quilt a perfect accessory for spring.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 25
  (4 Block A, 4 Block B, 4 Block C, 9 Block D, 4 Block E)
Finished quilt size: 64" x 64"

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Springtime Bouquet

Bluebird Ballad

Bluebird Ballad
by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Red Rooster Fabrics

Sweet and simple! Thrifty-Patch blocks in the quilt center and half-square triangle units in the outer border make this little quilt a breeze to assemble.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 9 (4 Thrifty-Patch, 5 setting)
Finished quilt size: 42" x 42"

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Cozy Patch
by WENDY SHEPPARD, Quilted by Janet-Lee Santeusanio
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

Ward off a spring chill! Soft paisleys and florals are seasonal, yet cozy.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 16" x 16"
Number of blocks: 9 (5 Block A, 4 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 76" x 76"

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Cozy Patch
Bow Tie Fun

Bow Tie Fun
by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Troy Corp.

Colorful bows! Reproduction 1930s prints were used to make a scrappy
version of this traditional favorite.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 41½" x 41½"
Number of blocks: 80
Finished quilt size: 59¼" x 70¾"

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Break Out
by HEIDI PRIDEMORE
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

The chicken and the egg! Make one for each bunk. This whimsical little quilt design is perfect for babies and toddlers.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 12
Finished quilt size: 40" x 50"

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Break Out
At Sea

At Sea
by MIMI DIETRICH

Skill level: Intermediate

Inspired by the fabulous adventure Quilt Camp at Sea's Cruise for a Cure to Alaska sponsored by The Quilter. The Boat block represents the ship; the Ocean Waves block reflects the water; the Fish block symbolizes the marine life we saw; and the Evening Star block is a reminder of the clear starry midnight sky. The whole quilt began with the border print fabric (Jim Shore's Lighthouses by the Sea manufactured by Red Rooster).

Finished block size: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 4
Finished quilt size: 28" x 28"

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features

2008 Quest for a Cure
Block Challenge Winners

Designer Profile: The Character
Dolls of elinor peace bailey

Quilting Entrepreneurs:
The Stencil Company

by Lucy A. Fazely

Creative Technique:
EmbroidaBlock: Mood Swings

by Annie Moody

Pieces of the Past:
Vintage Hankies

by Patricia L. Cummings

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